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Black History Month: Free documentary screenings at Richmond library

Documentaries featuring Black stories will be shown all day at Richmond Public Library for two weekends in February.
Richmond Public Library
Free documentary screenings are available at Richmond Public Library for Black History Month.

Brighouse library will be showing three different documentaries over two weekends for Black History Month.

The free screenings, to be shown in the Launchpad area, will be available from Feb. 4 to 5 and Feb. 18 to 19.

John Ware Reclaimed, in which filmmaker Cheryl Foggo re-examines John Ware, a Black cowboy who settled in Alberta, will be shown during the first weekend from Feb. 4 to 5.

The second weekend, from Feb. 18 to 19, will feature Ice Breakers, a short documentary about the history of a Black hockey league in Atlantic Canada, as well as True North: Inside the Rise of Toronto Basketball, a story about three young athletes pursuing dreams of playing in the NBA.

The library's Each One, Teach One Book Club will also be reading Chelene Knight's Junie, which explores the complex mother-daughter relationships and offers a glimpse into Vancouver's former Hogan's Alley neighbourhood.